Jordanian cuisine is renowned for its delicious and healthy dishes, with a focus on fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. For those looking to incorporate more vegan and healthy options into their diets, Jordan offers a variety of tasty options that can easily be recreated in your own kitchen.
- Galayet Bandoora: This simple dish is made with just three main ingredients: tomato, garlic, and olive oil. It’s a staple in Jordanian households and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Simply sauté the tomato and garlic in olive oil and serve with Arabic bread.
- Hummus: Chickpeas, tahini, lemon, olive oil, and garlic are all you need to make this classic dip. Serve with pita bread or vegetables for a healthy snack or appetizer.
- Falafel: Chickpeas, coriander, garlic, and falafel spice are blended together to make this crunchy and flavorful snack. Deep-fry or bake for a healthier alternative.
- Date Molasses: This sweet and sticky syrup can be mixed with tahini for a healthier alternative to Nutella. Spread on toast or use as a topping for pancakes or yogurt.
- Fasolya Bi Zeit: Green beans are sautéed with garlic and olive oil and topped with coriander for a delicious and healthy side dish.
- Bamyeh Bil Zeit: Okra is cooked with garlic and olive oil and topped with coriander in this tasty dish. Serve with Arabic bread.
- Manaeesh Zaatar: A type of flatbread, Manaeesh Zaatar is made with a dough of flour, salt, sugar, water, and yeast. Roll into rounds, press and top with zaatar and olive oil before baking in the oven.
- Zucchini with Coriander: Sauté garlic in olive oil, add sliced zucchini, and top with coriander for a simple and healthy side dish.
- Foul, tahin Garlic and Olive Oil: A simple and classic dish, mash garlic add lemon juice olive oil and boiled fava bean from a can paste and enjoy with bread, add green chili for an added kick
Try these delicious and healthy vegan dishes for a taste of Jordan in your own home. Impress your friends and family with your cooking skills and enjoy the flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine.